49 days in Israel Itinerary

49 days in Israel Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Haifa
— 9 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Safed
— 7 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Arad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Eilat
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Tel Aviv
— 14 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: San Francisco

9
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Baha'i Gardens and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Zippori National Park and Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park (in Afula), Zichron Yaakov (Zichron Yaakov Pedestrian Mall & Somek Estate Winery) and Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way), see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and view the masterpieces at Ein Hod Artists Village.

Before you visit Haifa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Francisco, USA to Haifa is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Kiryat Tivon, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Nazareth
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

7
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Sea of Galilee and Hamat Tiberias National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarah's Tent Art Gallery and Leon Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Amdur Fine Gallery (in Tiberias) and Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nurit Gallery, do a tasting at Ortal Winery, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and explore the ancient world of Magdala.

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Traveling by bus from Haifa to Safed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Safed sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Arad.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Gadot Lookout, Lake Gallery Israel, Nurit Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 26:
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

3
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and The Masada Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Masada National Park and Ein Bokek Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dead Sea, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, explore the world behind art at Arad Contemporary Art Center, and identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arad trip planning app.

Take a bus from Safed to Arad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Ein Bokek Beach, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

3
nights
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Step out of the city life by going to Avdat National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Shivta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Mitspe Ramon with a short trip to Carmey Avdat in Sde Boker, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon journey maker app.

Drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

11
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Timna Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Migdalor Beach and Aqua Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Eilat online trip builder.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Eilat are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

14
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Nalagaat Centerfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Tayelet and Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet. Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Jerusalem (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Mamilla Mall, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Jaffa Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Frank Meisler Gallery, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, and explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tel Aviv journey planning tool.

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Eilat in March: highs in Tel Aviv hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israeli Children's Museum, Shivat Hakohavim Mall, Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 29:
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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